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Mr. Fix from New Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Running Low on Early Readers!

My students need Early Reader chapter books to continue their reading momentum and finish the year strong!

  • $304 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The Title I community school I teach at is in one of the roughest areas in a city in Connecticut. All of my students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. The vast majority of them live in non-traditional homes, and many deal with poverty. Some of my students have had parents or other close relatives in jail, and there is a very high crime rate in their neighborhoods, including shootings.

Yet even with these hardships, all of my students have one thing going for them -- they all yearn to learn.

Even the children who act extremely tough on the outside swell with pride when they master something new in class. Our school is often their safe place, and I believe a big part of my job is to make it a place where they begin to learn how to overcome their hardships.

My Project

My struggling readers have enjoyed the "early reader" chapter books in my classroom library, but I'm running out of titles! Many of my students like to read books that are part of a series, so I asked them for their favorite series and said I'd try to get a few. I've scoured tag sales and library book sales, but finding the particular books my students want has been difficult.

I'm hoping to get several new books that will engage them and encourage them to finish the year strong.

They devoured the wonderful books that you amazing donors provided earlier in the year -- some of my students would sit and read all day if I let them!

It may look odd to include ziplock bags here, but I've found that I need heavy duty plastic bags to protect the books my students bring home. I'm also asking for zippered pencil cases, because pencils, pens, crayons, Reward Bucks, and other small items seem to disappear daily from my students' desks. Thank you!

Mr. Fix
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pencil Pouch with 2 Pockets, Fits 3 Ring Binder Zippered Pocket, Clear Transparent Mesh Window, Pencil Pen Holder Case Canvas Fabric Bag, in 5 Cool Colors for Boys Girls and Kids (5-Pack) • Amazon Business $12.20 5 $61.00
The Notebook of Doom, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Ziploc Gallon Freezer Bags, 84 Count • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Caterflies and Ice (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Pod and The Bog (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Monsters and Mold (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Merhorses and Bubbles (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
I Hate Rules! #5 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fire! Fire!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Girls Don't Have Cooties #4 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pop of the Bumpy Mummy: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #6) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • Amazon Business $4.56 1 $4.56
Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #7) • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
Get Lost! #6 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Out to Lunch #2 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Song of the Poison Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #5) • Amazon Business $4.08 1 $4.08
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05
Flight of the Moon Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #6) • Amazon Business $4.03 1 $4.03
Oh, Baby! #3 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Anyone but Me (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo No. 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • Amazon Business $3.90 1 $3.90
Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Flurry of the Snombies: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #7) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Hero Dog!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1) • Amazon Business $3.72 1 $3.72
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Bear on the Loose!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #2) • Amazon Business $3.27 1 $3.27
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • Amazon Business $3.26 1 $3.26

Materials cost

$224.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$258.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.59

Total project goal

$303.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$303.93

2 Donors

-$295.11

Donations toward project cost

-$258.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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